Presentations and Resources- Aging REG

Aging Research in NL: Achievement and Prospects | September 2012

This conference was spearheaded by members of the Research Exchange Group on Aging, and its Working Group on the establishment of a Centre on Aging in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Building an Evidence-Based Framework for a Newfoundland and Labrador Centre on

In September 2012, a conference and symposium "Aging Research in NL: Achievements and Prospects," was held in Corner Brook.  This event showcased research on aging of relevance to Newfoundland and Labrador, including a symposium on the establishment of a Provincial Centre on Aging.

SUS-IT Canada Symposium |  May 2012

Sustaining Information Technology Use by Older Adults to Promote Autonomy and Independence (Sus-IT) is an international project funded by the New Dynamics of Aging Program. Sus-IT began in the U.K. under the leadership of Drs. Leela Damodaran and Wendy Olphert at Loughborough University. Dr. Wendy Young of Memorial University joined forces with this British research network and received Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding to build a Sus-IT Canada research team.

SUS-IT was founded on the following premise:

“Older adults living with chronic pain (CP) and reduced mobility stand to benefit from greater access to information and customized services that will help them continue to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) comfortably and optimally.”

In May, 2012, Dr. Young and her team held a symposium on this topic where academics, government employees, community groups, and older individuals with Chronic Pain exchanged knowledge, ideas, and approaches for devising a tailored program that meets the unique needs of individuals (50+) with CP and limited mobility. Based on the recommendations of the symposium participants, Sus-IT Canada plans to move ahead with developing an in-home assessment and tutoring program to help older people maintain their ICT use.